Monday, May 13, 2013

Last Chance for Justice by Kathi Macias - REVIEWED

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Last Chace for Justice
B&H Books (May 1, 2013)

About the Book: (from B&H Publishing.)
Welcome to Bloomfield, where life is simple, love is real, and stories are shared.

Lynn Myers is still reeling from losing her husband of thirty-five years when word comes that her only sibling, an older brother, has also died. With no one else to settle the estate, she must return to her small hometown of Bloomfield, however briefly, to settle his affairs.

Lynn’s daughter, Rachel, has just graduated from Bible college and with no other commitments comes along to sort through her uncle’s huge old home, right next to the local cemetery.

It isn't long before Rachel has two men -- a handsome CPA and the youth pastor -- seriously vying for her attention. At the same time, Lynn's attention is drawn to a set of journals her brother has left behind detailing a long-standing Bloomfield mystery.

As they pursue solving this mystery, Rachel must make some personal decisions about her future, while Lynn is forced to face unexpected issues from her own past.

My Thoughts:

The answer unnerved her.  She did not even want to consider the possibility that God’s plans wouldn’t line up with her own.”  (p.49)

God’s plans….lining up with our own….sound familiar?  I daresay that all of us struggle with this problem from time to time.  Lynn Myers is looking at the loss of her husband of thirty-five years.  When her daughter Rachel suggests that they get away from all of the painful memories, I daresay she wasn’t considering time spent in her recently deceased uncle’s house back in Bloomfield – her mother’s hometown.

Neither Lynn or Rachel ever dreamed that a long-time, small-town mystery would lead them down a path of healing like nothing else ever could.  God knows His children so well that He loving designs paths for our lives that will speak to us and  lead us into His will.  Bloomfield and its residents offer the opportunity to heal in ways that neither Lynn or Rachel recognized initially.  As they discover God’s will and seek Him more and more for each decision they face, they learn that they can trust Him even when the days are confusing and painful.

Kathi Macias has really surprised me with her new creation!!  The story of Lynn and her daughter Rachel takes readers back to a simpler way of life. The small-town environment created is warm and welcoming and the characters are believable and lovable despite their quirks!   I am thrilled to know this is a series and look forward to visiting Bloomfield again soon!! I am happy to recommend this book!!

About the Author:

Kathi Macias is a multiple award-winning novelist and was named 2011 Author of the Year at A popular speaker at churches, women's clubs and retreats, and writer's conferences, Kathi lives with her husband in Homeland, California.

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